The coronavirus rent subsidy caps how much business chains can get. Is that unfair?

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is calling on the government to remove the cap on how much chain restaurants and businesses with multiple locations can receive under the coronavirus rent … Read More

‘Every Canadian’ should be able to get a coronavirus vaccine next year: top official

One of Canada’s top doctors says Canada is in a good position to provide coronavirus vaccine access to “every Canadian who wants one” in 2021, but many will have to … Read More

Canada could approve 1st coronavirus vaccine by end of 2020

The chief medical adviser at Health Canada says Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate could be approved in Canada next month. Dr. Supriya Sharma said Thursday that Canada has “similar timelines” to … Read More

N.S. health minister to retire from politics after term ends

Nova Scotia Minister of Health Leo Glavine has announced he is stepping down after his term. Glavine said in a Thursday cabinet meeting he will not be re-offering in the … Read More

Mexican ambassador slams vaccine ‘selfishness’ following Tories’ comments

Mexico’s ambassador to Canada slammed vaccine “selfishness” in a tweet that tagged two prominent Conservatives on Tuesday, just hours after repeated exchanges in the House of Commons questioned why Mexico … Read More

Halifax readies for sweeping coronavirus measures as cases trend upward

HALIFAX – People in Halifax are bracing for a series of tougher restrictions as the city deals with a rise in COVID-19 infections. Effective Thursday and for the next two … Read More

Auditor general highlights Ontario’s ‘confusing,’ indirect communications on COVID-19 in new report

As part of an in-depth look at the Ontario government‘s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, provincial auditor general Bonnie Lysyk says local officials and entities were impacted by “confus[ing]” messaging … Read More

New COVID-19 restrictions expected to be announced in Alberta Tuesday afternoon

Additional restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta are expected to be announced by the premier and health officials on Tuesday afternoon. Premier Jason Kenney is scheduled to … Read More

Alberta enacts 2nd COVID-19 state of public health emergency. Here’s what it means

Alberta is in a second state of public of health emergency as of Tuesday, after 1,115 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. New targeted restrictions were also introduced … Read More

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe self-isolating after potential coronavirus exposure

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has gone into self-isolation after a potential exposure to the novel coronavirus. A government spokesperson said it happened on Sunday, Nov. 15, in the Prince Albert … Read More

Philpott urges ‘drastic action,’ ‘patience’ as exploding coronavirus cases bring crackdowns

Former federal health minister Jane Philpott is urging “drastic action” as coronavirus cases explode across the country, and warning that while a vaccine may be on the horizon, Canadians must … Read More

Texas calls in National Guard to help morgues overwhelmed by coronavirus deaths

By Staff The Associated Press Posted November 22, 2020 9:53 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Texas National Guard has … Read More

A polio disaster helped shape vaccine safety. Here’s why that matters for the coronavirus

Dr. Peter Salk still remembers the day his father learned the American manufacturers of the revolutionary polio vaccine he developed had messed up a batch — with deadly consequences. “This … Read More

Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for coronavirus, spokesperson says

A spokesman says U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has been infected with the coronavirus. The spokesman says the younger Trump learned his diagnosis earlier this week, … Read More

Mothers of kids under age 6 make up majority of workforce exodus amid coronavirus: RBC

Men are picking up jobs at three times the rate that women are leaving the workforce amid the pressures and opportunities of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Royal Bank report. More … Read More

B.C. to require masks in indoor, public places and extend ban on social gatherings province-wide

British Columbians must now wear masks in all indoor public places, officials announced, as part of sweeping new measures to crack down on the province’s second wave of COVID-19. Provincial … Read More

RCMP’s ‘toxic’ culture is rampant through entire force, finds damning report

An independent report on harassment of women in the RCMP says the national police force’s culture is “toxic” and tolerates hateful and homophobic attitudes. The report released Thursday by former … Read More

Canadian military eyes ultra-low temperature freezers for coronavirus vaccine rollout

The Canadian military is looking to buy freezers that can store a coronavirus vaccine and other gear related to the pandemic at ultra-low temperatures. It comes amid anticipation that Canadians … Read More

Canada-U.S. border closure to extend into December as coronavirus cases rise: source

The Canada-U. S. border is set to remain closed well into December. A federal source speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly confirmed … Read More

Police fire water cannons at demonstrators protesting coronavirus restrictions in Berlin

German police fired water cannons Wednesday at demonstrators protesting coronavirus restrictions in Berlin’s government district, after crowds ignored calls to wear masks and keep their distance from one another in … Read More

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley latest Republican to test positive for coronavirus

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator and third in the line of presidential succession, said Tuesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Grassley announced earlier Tuesday … Read More

‘We are starting to see community spread’: Officials issue stern warning to Nova Scotians

The province’s top doctor issued a stern warning to Nova Scotia on Tuesday confirming for the first time that the province is starting “to see community spread.” “This is very … Read More

‘A big sigh of relief’: Trudeau says coronavirus vaccines in spring will begin end of pandemic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canadians will only need to hold on for “a few more months” as he says the country will begin to see the other side … Read More

‘A few more months’: Trudeau says we’ll start to see other side of coronavirus pandemic in spring

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canadians will only need to hold on for “a few more months” as he says the country will begin to see the other side … Read More

Biden outlines plan to ease economic inequity in U.S amid coronavirus pandemic

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday outlined his plans to alleviate economic inequality and boost the U.S. economy but said any structural reforms depend first on reining in the coronavirus … Read More

Canadian MPs unanimously call for visit from Biden, Harris after COVID-19

Members of Parliament from all political stripes passed a motion unanimously on Monday calling on the government to invite U.S. president-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris to visit and … Read More

Global leaders warn 2020 is seeing ‘disturbing’ crackdowns on journalists

A coalition of international lawyers, led by a former Canadian attorney general, is calling for a new global charter to protect the rights of imprisoned journalists in an increasingly hostile … Read More

Nunavut adds 10 more coronavirus cases as infections soar across Canada

Coronavirus cases continue to spike across Canada Sunday as provincial authorities reported 4,142 new cases, including another 10 in Nunavut. Sunday’s case data comes amid another 62 deaths attributed to … Read More

Biden advisers to meet with coronavirus vaccine firms as Trump stalls transition

Joe Biden’s scientific advisers will meet with vaccine makers in coming days as the presidential transition remains stalled because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to acknowledge that he lost the … Read More

Calgary mayor says ‘smart restrictions’ vital to fight spiking COVID-19 cases

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says rapidly rising coronavirus case counts are driving home the importance of recognizing it is “smart restrictions” — not just any restrictions — that will help … Read More

4 provinces see record increases in COVID-19; Nunavut reports new diagnoses

Nunavut reported four new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, moving the territory’s total to eight. Territorial health authorities said in an online statement that “all individuals are in … Read More

Austria tightens partial coronavirus lockdown, closes schools and most stores

Austria announced Saturday that it is tightening its partial lockdown, including by closing non-essential stores and shifting schools to online teaching, amid galloping coronavirus infection rates in the Alpine nation. … Read More

Lebanon locks down for 2 weeks in attempt to curb coronavirus

Lebanese police on Saturday patrolled the streets of the capital Beirut, ordering shops to close as the country began a two-week lockdown to limit the spread of the coronavirus that … Read More

What happened at Markhaven ‘was going on in many, many places,’ expert says

Part 3: April 1-May 16 Isolated in her room at the Markhaven Home for Seniors, Loulou Travlos stopped eating or drinking. She was tested for COVID-19 and on April 4, … Read More

Biden faces critical question of national lockdown as U.S. coronavirus cases soar

Joe Biden faces a decision unlike any other incoming U.S. president: whether to back a short-term national lockdown to finally arrest a raging coronavirus pandemic. For now, it’s a question … Read More

Premier Stephen McNeil prorogues N.S. legislature despite complaints

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 13, 2020 12:42 pm     Updated November 13, 2020 12:45 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Trudeau says holiday gatherings are on the line unless people act now

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says action needs to be taken immediately to preserve any chance Canadians will be able to gather over the holidays, “even in a restrained way,” as … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau, premiers to meet in December to address health care funding

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s premiers have agreed to meet next month to address requests to increase long-term funding for provincial health care systems, sources tell Global News. News … Read More

How can the feds step up their coronavirus response? Experts are divided

As some health experts are calling on the federal government to step up its efforts to flatten the curve in Canada’s hotspots, opinions are divided as to what the federal … Read More

EU to secure up to 300 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine: commission

By Staff The Associated Press Posted November 10, 2020 11:43 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The European Commission will sign … Read More

What Joe Biden’s election means for the U.S. coronavirus crisis

U.S. president-elect Joe Biden says the coronavirus pandemic is his top priority as he prepares to enter the White House against the backdrop of an unprecedented health crisis that has … Read More

Former cabinet minister shares family’s struggle as husband battles young-onset Alzheimer’s

Outside Lisa Raitt‘s Milton, Ont., home Monday afternoon, the former Conservative MP and federal transport minister takes a rare break from caring for her 61-year-old husband Bruce Wood to speak … Read More

Canada adds record 4,060 new coronavirus cases, 32 deaths Sunday

Canadian health officials confirmed a record 4,060 more cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday and said 32 more people had died. Read more: Alberta records 727 cases of COVID-19 … Read More

World leaders react after Joe Biden projected to become next U.S. president

The U.S. election that has captivated the world for four days now has a projected winner — Joe Biden. The former vice president and now president-elect has been steadily consolidating … Read More

Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows tests positive for coronavirus

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has tested positive for coronavirus, according to multiple U.S. media reports Friday night. Meadows, who is one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s top … Read More

Ottawa preparing to hire COVID-19 vaccine distributors for early possible rollout starting in January

The Canadian government is offering up an early but tantalizing glimmer of hope for a potential coronavirus vaccine that could begin to be rolled out in the next three to … Read More

Amid U.S. election turmoil, Canadians share praise for Elections Canada

Canadians watching a U.S. election often express a common topic of humourous envy and mild frustration — the fact American voters get “I Voted” stickers, while Canadians do not. But … Read More

Coronavirus: Ford defends Ontario’s new COVID-19 restriction system, says it will allow early response

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 4, 2020 3:14 pm     Updated November 4, 2020 3:22 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Denmark to cull up to 17M minks after coronavirus mutation spreads to humans

Denmark will cull its mink population of up to 17 million after a mutation of the coronavirus found in the animals spread to humans, the prime minister said on Wednesday. … Read More